Upgrading Voter Registration in California

Date: July 14, 2011

California State Capitol
Room 4202

Sacramento, CA 94249


Upgrading Voter Registration in California
A Conference on Making Voter Registration More Accurate, Cost-effective and Efficient

Thursday, July 14, 2011
10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
California State Capitol
Room 4202

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This one-day conference will feature dynamic panel discussions with respected leaders on the need to bring California’s voter registration system into the 21st century to better serve all Californians.

Panels will focus on the following topics:

10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Introduction

  • David Becker, Project Director, Pew Center on the States
  • Gail Pellerin, President, The California Assoc. of Clerks and Election Officials

10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Public Opinion Research

  • Bill McInturff, Partner and Co-Founder, Public Opinion Strategies

11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM The Role of Voter Registration in the Democratic Process

  • Kate Brown, Oregon Secretary of State

11:45 AM  -  12:30 PM Our Current System – Costly and Inefficient

  • Kim Alexander, President and Founder, California Voter Foundation
  • Catherine Hazelton, Sr. Program Officer, The James Irvine Foundation
  • Jill LaVine, Registrar of Voters, Sacramento County
  • John Lindback, Former Dir. of Elections, Oregon/Alaska

12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Break

1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Achieving the Dual Goals: Protecting the Right to Vote While Maintaining the Integrity of the System

  • Amy Dominguez-Arms, Program Dir., The James Irvine Foundation
  • Kathay Feng, Executive Dir., CA Common Cause
  • Antonio Gonzales, President, Southwest Voter Registration Education Project
  • Edward Hailes, Managing Dir., Advancement Project
  • Dean Logan, Registrar of Voters, Los Angeles County 
  • Heather Smith, President, Rock the Vote
  • Rob Stutzman, President, Stutzman Public Affairs 

2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM The Potential for Technology to Improve the Way California Maintains and Updates its Voter Rolls

  • Jeff Butcher, Executive IT Architect, IBM
  • Jim Dempsey, Vice President for Public Policy, Center for Democracy and Technology
  • Shane Hamlin, Dir. of Elections, Washington state
  • Dave Macdonald, Registrar of Voters, Alameda County
  • Pam Smith, President, Verified Voting 

3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Concluding Remarks


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